A Safe Haven

11 Nov


Dr. Hawa Abdi, a nominee for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, is a peacemaker. She and her two daughters (also physicians) run a camp in Somalia offering food, medical services and shelter to 100,000 Somalis, mostly women and children.

Refusing to flee, she is dedicated to healing her community and country. This 65 year-old was once held hostage for 10 days by rebel soldiers who disagreed with a woman being a leader and doctor. Accustomed to staring down militia,Abdi was fearless and ready to die on behalf of her people. They released her unharmed as a result of media attention.

Last week she was honored by Black Girls Rock for her humanitarianism and community outreach.

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Posted by on November 11, 2012 in Civil Rights, Girls, Health, Politics, Race, women, Youth


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